Highest Paying Industries for Economists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Chemical Manufacturing90.82188900
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing90.65188550
Legal Services78.9164100
Manufacturing77.4161000
Depository Credit Intermediation65.1135420
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage64.94135080
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities64.85134890
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities62.1129170
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank60.61126070
Finance and Insurance60.36125550
Computer Systems Design and Related Services60.23125270
Oil and Gas Extraction58.83122370
Mining58.36121390
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing56.72117970
Other Financial Investment Activities55.76115980
Federal Executive Branch54.69113750
Federal government, including the US Postal Service54.67113710
All industries, private ownership only54.39113130
Employment Services53.56111390
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services53.33110920
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences53.23110720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services53.16110570
Postal Service (federal government)52.95110140
Scientific Research and Development Services52.31108800
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities52.06108280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution51.81107760
Management of Companies and Enterprises51.45107020
Utilities50.66105380
All industries50.62105290
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services49.34102620
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)49.08102090
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services48.91101740
Social Assistance48.75101400
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned48.24100340
Educational Services, Privately owned48.16100160
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations48.0399910
Engineering Services47.8599530
Federal, State, and Local Government45.7295100
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service45.7295100
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service45.1193830
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services42.2987960
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities39.8482880
Insurance Carriers38.6380360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)36.6676250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals35.8274500
Local government, including schools and hospitals35.3473500
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)35.273220
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned31.3265150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals31.3265140
State government, including schools and hospitals31.3165120
Educational Services, State government owned31.2464980
Educational Services, Local government owned23.8849670
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.7349350
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned23.0547940

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